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Today's News

  • OC wrestling takes first in Region 5

    Oldham County will go to state this weekend with a deep roster of competitors.

    The Colonels won the Region 5 wrestling championship Saturday at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, beating second place Woodford County 265-229. North Oldham (175) finished fourth and South Oldham (99.5) finished sixth.

    OC qualified 12 wrestlers for this weekend’s state tournament, which begins at 10 a.m. Friday at Alltech Arena in Lexington. North qualified six wrestlers and South qualified four.

  • Oglesby matches Mary T

    LOUISVILLE – Grace Oglesby, like most talented swimmers in the Louisville area, said she knows the name of Mary T. Meagher.

    The North Oldham sophomore will now get to see her name right alongside Meagher’s in the record books.

    Oglesby won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.66 seconds Saturday in the Region 2 championships at the Ralph Wright Natatorium. That mark tied a regional record set by Meagher in 1982.

    Meagher, who swam for Sacred Heart, went on to win three gold medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics and a bronze in 1988.

  • Snoddy takes plea deal on DUI, manslaughter charges

    A Louisville man charged with murder and driving under the influence as the result of a 2012 accident has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge just days before he was set to go to trial.

    Nicholas W. “Nick” Snoddy pleaded guilty to manslaughter, 2nd degree, in lieu of a murder charge late Friday afternoon. He was set to go to trial on Monday, but he accepted a plea agreement from Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter instead.

  • Feb. 14 county sports events canceled

    Winter weather projected to hit the region Friday afternoon has caused the cancelation of the day's sporting events.

    The KHSAA Region 2 swimming prelims set for Friday at the University of Louisville have been postponed. Girls prelims will begin at noon Saturday at the Ralph Wright Natatorium. Boys prelims will begin at 6 p.m. The finals will start at 11 a.m. Sunday.

    Also, the following basketball games slated for Friday night have been canceled.

    Boys:

    Boyle County at South Oldham

    Christian Academy-Louisville at Oldham County

  • South girls beats Trimble in district preview

    BEDFORD – South Oldham and Trimble County will play a more important game in a couple of weeks. But Wednesday night the Lady Dragons made people picking against them in that game take a second look.

    South held a streaking Lady Raider team to just two first quarter points and held on for a 49-46 road win.

  • Community briefs Feb. 13

    Appraisal Fair

    Let local expert appraiser Mike Brown help you uncover what your treasures are worth. Brown will be holding an Appraisal Fair for the Oldham County History Center on Sat., Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rob Morris Educational Building on the History Center campus in La Grange.There is a $5 charge for each appraised item, limit of two items per person.

    History Tots

  • Judge-executive candidates spar over issues at FOP forum

    The 2014 election season has just begun, yet the race for County Judge Executive has already gotten off to an interesting start.

    Current County Judge-Executive David Voegele and challenger David Howley faced off in their first forum at the John W. Black Center Monday night. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 62 hosted the event.

    Candidates for sheriff, coroner, county attorney and La Grange mayor also spoke at the FOP forum, which the public was invited to attend but not allowed to submit questions.

  • FOP endorses most sitting incumbents after forum

    Oldham County’s Fraternal Order of Police have endorsed many current incumbents for the 2014 elections.

    FOP Lodge 62 held a forum Monday night to help inform their membership and the public, before lodge members voted on potential endorsements.

    Candidates for sheriff, coroner, county attorney and La Grange mayor all spoke at the forum, as well as candidates for judge-executive.

    County Clerk Julie Barr and County Jailer Mike Simpson also addressed the group and received the FOP’s endorsement, despite being unopposed in 2014.

  • Mason gets 25 years

    A Crestwood man will spend 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to the sexual abuse of a teenager.

    Toby Mason, 54, was sentenced last week almost three years after fleeing to Florida with a 16-year-old girl.

  • Snoddy trial for murder, DUI charges begins next week

     

    A flurry of last minute motions has set the stage for the trial of Nicholas W. “Nick” Snoddy, who is charged with murder in the death of a Westport man.

    Snoddy, 23, has pleaded not guilty to murder, two counts of fleeing or evading police, four counts wanton endangerment of civilians and police officers, DUI (third offense), driving on a DUI-suspended license and speeding 26 mph over limit (or greater).